A fight for the heart of a woman has left one person dead in the Emebiren area of Warri.
It was gathered that the deceased, identified as Robinson Ituke, was in a sexual relationship with Rose Ajekpemevor before she got married to Ochuko Ajekpemevor. Robinson and Rose however reportedly continued seeing each other even after the lady had been married.
The situation was said to have got out of hands on Saturday when Ochuko, who has been suspecting his wife and had warned Robinson to stay away from her, reportedly got wind that the duo had continued with the illicit relationship.
According to sources, Ochuko, in a feat of anger, had beaten up his wife and forced her to take him to her ‘lover’s’ house.
It was gathered that on arriving at Robinson’s residence at Number 8, Udoko Street, Ugborikoko, Ochuko who had reportedly hidden a knife in his pants, pounced on his ‘rival’ and stabbed him on the chest. The attacker reportedly fled immediately.
When the relatives of the deceased learnt of what had happened to their brother, they mobilized to the attacker’s house thinking he was still at home. But when they found out that the man had escaped, they destroyed all his property and left.
Confirming the development, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Delta state Celestina Kalu (SP), said the command was already on the trail of the killer-husband.
In a brief situation report, made available to newsmen in Warri on Sunday, Kalu said “one Clement Ituke of No.8 Udoko Street, Ugborikoko, Effurun, reported that at about 1600hrs of the day, one Ochuko Ajekpemevor and his wife, Rose Ajekpemevor, came into his house and the wife pointed hand on his son and her said her husband, Ochuko Ajekpemevor, brought out knife and stabbed his son on his chest and ran away.
“The victim was rushed to lnland Hospital Ugborikoko immediately where he gave up the ghost. Meanwhile, detectives visited the scene, photographs taken and the corpse deposited at Warri Central Hospital’s morgue for autopsy while effort is on going to trace and arrest the fleeing suspect”, she said.